Alerts, Shut Downs & Detours


  • Hattiesburg Hall

Please be aware of entrance and exit closings at Hattiesburg Hall, as workers clean and paint the building exterior.  This work will take several weeks to complete in preparation for replacement of the clay roof tiles which were damaged during the tornado. 



  • Bond Hall Power Shut Down

In preparation for the end of construction and the arrival of students, the final emergency generator load test for Century Park South will take place on Saturday, August 2.  The test would simulate a complete loss of power, which would also mean a loss of power for Bond Hall.  The University Police Department will operate on its backup generator during the test.  The power will be shut down at 8 am and restored by approximately 2 pm.  


  • Theatre & Dance Building Power Shut Down

The power to the Theatre and Dance Building will be shut down at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4 for relocation of a transformer associated with the construction of Asbury Hall, the future home of the College of Nursing. If there are no weather delays, the power to the building will be restored by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7.   


  • Internet & Phone Interruption

Internet and IP voice-over phone service will be interrupted for the facilities listed below Thursday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 8, for rerouting of utilities located at the construction site of Asbury Hall, the future home of the College of Nursing.  The standard phone service will also be sporadically interrupted in these facilities during this timeframe.                                       

In addition, the communication between the fire alarm system in the building and the University Police Department will also be interrupted. If you hear a fire alarm during this shut down in one of the facilities listed below, please call the University Police Department from a cellular devise at 601.266.4986.

Facilities impacted on Aug. 7

Center for Child Development

Clinic for Family Therapy

Family Therapy Module

Pine Haven Apartments

The Village

Fraternity Row


Facilities impacted Aug. 8

J. B. George Building

Dubard School for Language Disorders

Payne Center

Reed Green Coliseum

Pete Taylor Park


  • Southern Hall Roof Repairs

Parking spaces in front of Southern Hall will be blocked during the repair and replacement of the building's roof. 

This work will require the partial blocking of entryways at various times during the process, so please obey all directional signage. 


  • North 31st Avenue Parking Lot to Close

The parking lot on the corner of North 31st Avenue and Pearl Street will close Monday, June 9, at 5 a.m. for demolition of the four houses located along North 31st Avenue, south of the Liberal Arts Building.

After demolition is complete, the lot will remain closed for construction of a new paved parking lot, which will feature upgraded drainage and lighting.




In preparation for roof repairs of Kennard-Washington Hall (map) and Hattiesburg Hall (map), Smalling Drive, which runs behind Hickman Hall (map) and in front of the Beedie Smith Clinic (map), will close intermittently to traffic beginning, Friday, July 25.

Service and emergency vehicles will be accommodated during this time. Smalling Drive will close completely in mid-August until tornado repairs are completed. The exact dates will be communicated prior to the closure. 

In preparation for the final tie-in and completion of Century Park South, Black and Gold Boulevard has closed to thru traffic. During this closure, the parking spaces along the north side of the Thad Cochran Center parking lot will be blocked and converted into an ADA accessible route. Golf cart access will not be allowed on the lower ramp of the Thad Cochran Center, near the post office, and only commercial and food service vehicles will be allowed to park under the facility. Please be cautious and observant of all detour and directional signage, as there will be an increase in the number of large trucks and heavy equipment in the area.